Club Med Kani – Maldives

As Club Med’s only overwater bungalow resort in the world, Club Med Kani is very popular among those who appreciate the style and sensibilities of this resort chain. The location fairly near the main airport means it’s one of the fastest and easiest resorts to reach in the Maldives, and the diving and snorkeling in and near the lagoon are excellent.

The price is quite high compared to other 4-star water villa resorts in the Maldives, although for those who will be drinking a lot and taking advantage of most of the included activities, including the Sailing School, things should work out well enough. Many things that are included here are extra costs at other resorts, so it’s hard to directly compare the value. This is a very popular resort, pulling in a very international crowd, but it’s probably not a great option for a secluded honeymoon trip.

Location

The Club Med Kani is located on Kanifinholu Island – its own private island, which is 20 kilometers north of the main island of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.

Rooms/villas/suites

75 Lagoon Suites

Beds: 1 kingsize
Wi-Fi: No
Entertainment system: Flat-screen television
Room service: Available

135 Island rooms and suites

Special room features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bathroom (with bath tub and shower)
  • Expresso machine
  • Hair-dryer
  • Ironing kit
  • Security safe(s)
  • Telephone
  • Room service for breakfast
  • Branded toiletries
  • Welcome gift

Rates

US$850 per night, all-inclusive

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Restaurants and bars

  • Le Vehli – International and traditionnal Asian cuisine
  • Le Kandu – International cuisine
  • L’Iru Bar
  • Sunset Bar

Resort features

  • Sailing School
  • Scuba Diving School
  • Fresh water swimming pool
  • Aquafitness
  • Club Med fitness
  • Yoga Group lessons for all levels
  • Snorkeling
  • Badmington
  • Basketball
  • Beach soccer
  • Beach volleyball
  • Club Med Gym® Cardio training and Weight room
  • Kayak
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Bocce Ball
  • Lounge and festive evenings
  • Table tennis

Spa

The Club Med Kani are quite good, so this does seem to do well for those who appreciate the distinctive Club Med style. Many are extremely impressed by the private-island setting as well as the rooms, the service, and the food. Some mention that there are many international guests who don’t speak English, so if this is a problem for you then that might be a negative here.

Overall it seems most important whether you are a Club Med person or not, as this is their only overwater villa resort in the world as of now (having closed their Bora Bora resort). The price is relatively high compared to many similar resorts so it doesn’t seem like great value on the surface, but the fact that almost everything is included in that price means that it should work out as a good deal for at least some people.

Nearby activities

  • Deep Sea Fishing

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Getting there

To reach the Club Med Kani you’ll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you’ll be met by resort staff and put on a private boat for the 30-minute speedboat ride to the hotel’s island, at an additional charge.

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